A supercut of Jason Fried, Austin Kleon, Wendy MacNaughton & more answering the question: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?”
Alissa Walker on how walking changes your relationship to everything — time and the rhythms of your day, your community, and your creativity.
Writer & futurist Alex Pang on the 4-hour workday, the necessity of “inward focus,” and the role of rest & reflection in the creative process.
In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei articulates how understanding what your brain is doing on “auto-pilot” is the key to unlocking your focus.
Scientist Sigrid Veasey on why sleep loss is the silent creativity killer, what to do about middle-of-the-night anxiety, and why you need a “sleep vacation.”
Economist Tyler Cowen on how technology is making us more complacent and less willing to take the risks that drive self-transformation.
Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton on listening, empathy, and the many benefits of shutting up and taking the spotlight off yourself.
Entrepreneur Scott Belsky on the speed of decision-making. When should you be bold? When should you trust your gut? And when should you let it marinade?
Journalist Ann Friedman on staying sane in the face of a relentlessly negative news cycle and why you don’t need to process everything in “real time.”
Artist Austin Kleon on when to use analog tools vs digital tools in your creative process, and why constraints (and slowness!) can super-charge your creativity.
Marathon swimmer Kim Chambers on stepping outside your comfort zone, calculated risks, and the calm that lives on the other side of fear.
Designer Craig Mod on how you can break free from the shackles of “attention slavery” and regain control over your powers of concentration.
Hurry Slowly is a new podcast — hosted by Jocelyn K. Glei — about how pacing yourself is the key to avoiding burnout, improving your productivity, and activating your creative mind.
Pushing back against the conventional wisdom that “busy is better,” Hurry Slowly explores how we make smarter decisions, feel more comfortable taking risks, and manage our attention more intelligently when we learn to take our time.
If you’re a curious, ambitious person who is always striving to achieve more, but could use an occasional reminder to take it easy, this is the show for you.
Listen to the 4-minute trailer for Hurry Slowly:
Jason Fried — Founder, Basecamp
Paula Scher — Designer, Pentagram
Scott Belsky — VC + Entrepreneur
Wendy MacNaughton — Graphic Journalist
William Duggan — Intuition Researcher
Oliver Burkeman — Writer, The Guardian
Sigrid Veasey — Sleep Researcher
Craig Mod — Writer + Designer
Tyler Cowen — Author, The Complacent Class
Austin Kleon — Writer, Steal Like an Artist
Julie Zhuo — VP of Product Design, Facebook
Ann Friedman — Writer + Podcaster
Renata Salecl — Philosopher
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang — Author, REST
Alissa Walker — Urbanism Editor, Curbed
Kim Chambers — Marathon Swimmer
Jocelyn K. Glei is obsessed with how we can find more meaning and creativity in our daily work.
In search of the answer, she has interviewed hundreds of designers, researchers, and entrepreneurs about how they stay productive and inspired. Along the way, she’s published numerous books designed for creative professionals, including Unsubscribe, Manage Your Day-to-Day, and Make Your Mark.
Previously, Jocelyn was the Founding Editor of 99U, which comprised a Webby Award-winning website, a popular annual conference at Lincoln Center, and a bestselling book series. Her books and ideas have been featured in outlets including NPR, New York, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, SELF, Harvard Business Review, and Brain Pickings.
Learn more at: jkglei.com